There are a range of resources and literature on The 7 Habits for use at school and home, for both children and adults. To buy any of the following books, please visit the Franklin Covey website! We also have a list of recommended books that link to the 7 Habits below.


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Children's Books



Habit 1: Just the way I am                             Habit 2: When I grow up




       Habit 3: A place for everything








Adult Books





                      Suggested 7 Habits Book List




Foundational Principles

  • The Empty Pot—Demi
  • Ruby the Copycat—Peggy Rathman
  • Character Education—McGraw-Hill Children Publishing
  • Hi New Baby—Robie H. Harris
  • How Leo Learned to Be King—Marcus Pfister
  • Somebody Loves you, Mr. Hatch—Eileen Spinelli
  • Oops, Sorry—Richard Morgan
  • The Falling Leaves and the Scarecrow—Steve Metzger
  • The Cap—Frank Shaffer
  • Building Moral Intelligence—Michelle Borba
  • Eggbert, The Slightly Cracked Egg—Tom Ross &Rex Baron
  • One Smile—Cindy McKinley
  • Chicken Soup for Little Souls--The Goodness Gorillas—Lisa McCourt


Habit 1:  Be Proactive

  • Oh the Places You’ll Go—Dr. Seuss
  • My Many Colored Days—Dr. Seuss
  • Willy the Wimp—Anthony Browne
  • Hatchett—Gary Paulsen
  • When I Feel Angry—Cornelia Maude Spelman
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day”-Judith Viors
  • The Recess Queen-- Alexis O'Neill
  • Don’t Laugh At Me -- Steven Seskin
  • I Like Myself!  By Karen Beaumont
  • The Pout-Pout Fish-- Deborah Diesen
  • Inch by Inch—Leo Lionni
  • Amazing Grace—Mary Hoffman


Habit 2:  Begin with the End in Mind

  • Chicken Little
  • Wake Up Henry Rooster
  • The Great Serum Race—Debbie S. Miller
  • Song: Listen Before You Leave—Fred Penner on Happy Feet CD
  • The Hundred Penny Box—Sharon Bill Mathis
  • How We Are Smart—W. Nikola-Lia
  • Miss Rumphius—Barbara Cooney
  • How Full is Your Bucket?
  • The Carrot Seed—Ruth Krauss
  • Mirette on the High Wire—Emily Arnold McCully



Habit 3:  Put First Things First

  • Dear Children of the Earth—Schim Schimmel
  • The Slapshot Star—Gloria Miller
  • Hurry up, Franklin
  • Pancakes For Breakfast—Eric Carle
  • Froggy Gets Dressed—Jonathan London



Habit 4:  Think Win-Win

  • Amos Steig—Amos & Boris
  • Something From Nothing—Phoebe Gilman
  • The Black Book of Colors—Menema Cottin-Rosana Faria
  • Chrysanthemum—Kevin Henkes
  • Horrible Harry’s Secret—Suzy Kline
  • The Moccasin Goalie—Roy Brownridge
  • Lillie’s Big Day—Kevin Henkes
  • Nine Gold Medals—David Roth (Poem)
  • A Box of Crayons—Shane DeRolf (Poem)
  • The Legend of the Bluebonnet—Tomie DePaola
  • Smoky Night—Eve Bunting
  • Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse—Leo Lionni



Habit 5:  Seek First to Understand and To Be Understood

  • The Island of the Skog—Steven Kellogg
  • Grandfather Counts—Andrea Cheng
  • It Looked Like Spilled Milk—Charles Shaw
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs—Jon Scieszka
  • Alejandro’s Gift—R.E. Albert


Habit 6:  Synergize

  • Chicken Sunday—Patricia Polacco
  • The Biggest Snowman Ever—Steven Kroll
  • The Gigantic Turnip—Aleksei Tolsoy & Niamh Sharkey
  • Ox-Cart Man—Donald Hall
  • Frederick—Leo Lionni


Habit 7:  Sharpen the Saw

  • An Ant’s Day Off—Bonny Becker
  • Incredible You—Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • The Three Questions—Leo Tolstoy
  • Owl Moon—Jane Yolen
  • Henry Hikes to Fitchburg—D.B. Johnson


Other great books:

  • We Are Born Free—Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • The Best Me I Can Be book package—David Parker


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